Appropriate size for slingshot

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by TheVisitorXD, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. TheVisitorXD

    TheVisitorXD New Member

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    Does anybody have a good idea how long,wide, an the distance between each fork should be? Also, how long and big should the handle be? And, what is a good way to reduce wrist stress when making a slingshot?
     
  2. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    There are all sorts of sizes, from pocket shooters to large models. I just got a Dankung Luck Ring slinghot in the mail today that's about 80mm tall, 65mm wide, and about 34mm between forks. It's tiny. Most of my boardcut slingshots are easily twice those dimensions. Just depends upon what you want. In general, though, wider and taller forks are easier for new shooters to use, while many longtime shooters prefer narrower and lower forks. The best way to reduce wrist strain is to lower the height of the forks, like on Joerg's Hammer style one. The closer you can get the axis of the pouch to your hand, the easier it will be to pull, all other things being equal. Handle length depends a lot on whether you want to shoot hammergrip or finger braced. Finger braced models can get by with much shorter handles.
     

  3. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    <tr><td class="quote">There are all sorts of sizes, from pocket shooters to large models. I just got a Dankung Luck Ring slinghot in the mail today that's about 80mm tall, 65mm wide, and about 34mm between forks. It's tiny. Most of my boardcut slingshots are easily twice those dimensions. Just depends upon what you want. In general, though, wider and taller forks are easier for new shooters to use, while many longtime shooters prefer narrower and lower forks. The best way to reduce wrist strain is to lower the height of the forks, like on Joerg's Hammer style one. The closer you can get the axis of the pouch to your hand, the easier it will be to pull, all other things being equal. Handle length depends a lot on whether you want to shoot hammergrip or finger braced. Finger braced models can get by with much shorter handles.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br>you have said it all</span>
     
  4. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    Well, I did my best. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"> Hopefully TheVisitorXD will return and we can decide on what size and style he wants. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
     
  5. TheVisitorXD

    TheVisitorXD New Member

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    I was wanting to make a medium sized power one, with a good draw weight. Not too heavy nor light. Also, I wanted to shoot 15 mm steel from its pouch. And also, do any of the weight and length factors I asked about above affect wrist strain?